Mysore thorn (Caesalpinia decapetala) originates from tropical and eastern Asia but is now a serious weed in many locations such as South. Caesalpinia decapetala is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female. C. decapetala is an adaptable, vigorous, scrambling, very prickly shrub, climber or tree Preferred Scientific Name; Caesalpinia decapetala.

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In terms of cultural control the residents of Hawaii could be discouraged from planting or spreading C. Large, globular seeds are produced in flattened, unsegmented, beaked pods.

Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition Fact Sheet

This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: However, due to its doubtful hardiness it is not a good candidate for this use in Britain. Fruits are dehiscent pods cm long, cm wide, containing black ellipsoid, flattened, black seeds mm long and mm wide Weber, This plant reproduces by seeds, which may be dispersed by animals e.

Its natural range is Japan where it grows at heights up to metres on rocky mountain slopes in the cooler regions of the country[11, ]. Click on images to enlarge.

Decapftala are present mainly during spring and summer i. Caesalpinia decapetala Roth Alston Summary: National Tropical Botanical Garden, The National Pest Plant Accord is a cooperative agreement between regional councils and government departments with biosecurity responsibilities.


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The flowers are usually pale yellow or yellow in colour occasionally whitishwith five petals mm longfive sepals mm longten stamens mm longand a style mm long topped with a cup-shaped cupular stigma. Caesalpinia decapetala has been introduced as a live fence. For a list of references used on this page please go here.

The history of introduction of invasive alien plants to southern Africa. The fruits and bark are rich in tannin.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Caesalpinia decapetala

Title Leaves and flowers Caption Leaves and flowers. Two species have been evaluated for biological control, a leaf-mining gracillariid moth Acrocercops hyphantica – which was rejected because it was not host specific – and the seed-eating weevil Sulcobruchus subsuturalis which was caesalpina in South Africa from onwards.

A leafmining moth is under evaluation as a possible biological control agent. Seventeen species are reported from China, occurring primarily in the southwest and north Hao et al.

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These woody pods cm long and about 25 mm wide are hairy pubescent and turn from czesalpinia to brown as they mature. A fully illustrated field guide: International Legume Database and Information Service. Bipinnately compound leaves are dark green above, paler beneath, up to 30 cm long, with deciduous stipules mm long.

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Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Ecology, synonyms, common names, distributions Pacific as well as globalcaeszlpinia and impact information. If in doubt consult an expert. Datasheet Caesalpinia decapetala Mysore thorn.

Caesalpinia decapetala (Mysore thorn)

Title Seedpods Caption Close-up of ripe seedpods splitting open. This plant can be weedy or invasive. Click on images to enlarge caesalpiia fruit Photo: It invades grazing land, commercial plantation, riparian vegetation, forest margins and savannas in the moist eastern parts of the country, where it forms impenetrable, prickly thickets, injures animals and humans, causes trees to collapse, uses excessive amounts of water and increases fire risk.

A relatively widespread species that caesalpiniia mainly found in the coastal regions of eastern Australia. These species can be distinguished by the following differences:.

In South Africa, this species invades riverine habitats, forest margins, and savannas, shading out native vegetation and causing the collapse of adult trees.

The species has been widely eecapetala to form a security barrier against people or wild animals, and is also regarded as a striking ornamental. This QR Code is unique to this page.